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Faculty and Students Receive Awards

It may be a new year, but we still want to congratulate our faculty and students who received awards late in 2020.

First, Drs. Alderman and Tran were recently recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Alderman received the Lorayne W. Lester Award. Named after former College of Arts and Science Dean from 1991 to 2002, Lorayne Lester, this award recognizes individuals for their exceptional service in community outreach or research across the university and community. Our very own Kurt Butefish was awarded this honor in 2018. Dr. Tran won a Faculty Award for Academic Outreach. This is given to faculty members whose research benefits the public, and contributes to larger university goals and missions.

UTK graduate students were presented with awards for their presentations during SEDAAG, which took place November 2020. PhD student Rabby won the Doctoral Student Paper contest for his work titled, “Exploring the effects of Mahalanobis distance-based absence data sampling method on the landslide susceptibility mapping.” Reagan won the Master’s Student Paper contest. Reagan’s work was titled, “Talking back: Louise Jefferson’s life and legacy of counter-mapping.” Alex, who graduated with his master’s degree Spring 2020, tied in the Southeast Geographer Cover Art Contest.

Congratulations to all recipients!